Sometimes I am amazed at what I read. Tradition gives this decision to the Prime Minister and yes it
is his decision to make. The way government works, the way parliament works and how government
ministries work should be common knowledge to all Canadians that way everyone would have some
idea of what the hell they are talking about. It is not all about whether we should spend a few bucks or
not its about doing what is considered the right thing. Its funny, Harper could have just let it go but he
showed that even he, admired his opposition counterpart. I am very please that Harper just did what
he did. No he didn't have too, and that shows that even in the chilly winds of political autumn in this
country there is room for civility.
I personally don't know how everything works in fine detail but I do have some knowledge of what takes
place and what is and is not in proper taste. Many years ago I ran as a Federal Candidate, and I think
if more people actually took that challenge on they would have a different view of our system and maybe
understand that it actually works most of the time. Many would find out that for every schnook there are
ten people that work really hard, their constituents we only hear about the ones that went wrong most of
the time. Today we hear about one that went right and went above and beyond what was expected of
All too often we define this or that and put forward a simple solution and wonder why these people can't
do that. I found out years ago that when decisions are made their can be serious drawbacks if all the
angles are not covered. Food policy or lack of it is going to bite us in the very near future, we opted for
a cheap food policy and that is going to have some very expensive results, and the list goes on.
Jack Layton had the ability to see what was coming, and instead of just being a blow hard he worked with
other politicians, other community leaders, and people on the front line of a problem to find a lasting and
practical solution. Now sometimes we didn't agree with his direction, but at least we knew where he was
going and where he was planning to go, and we didn't have to question his honesty. Today people respect
him for that.